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Roach and Pacquiao look worried at weigh-in with Mosley

Manny Pacquiao Shane MosleyBy Dave Lahr: Sometimes you don’t need to have a person opening their yap to know what they’re thinking. I see this as the case with both Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao at Friday’s weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach, the trainer for Pacquiao, looked like he’d seen a ghost when he saw how well conditioned Shane Mosley looked at the weigh-in. Mosley has been wearing loose clothing for weeks all throughout Showtime’s Fight Camp 360 series and not letting Roach or Pacquiao see what kind of conditioning he was in.

Well, today when Mosley revealed how cut up and chiseled he was at the weigh-in, Roach looked like he was seriously worried. His mouth was wide open he seemed to be stressing out. I can only imagine what he’s thinking now, probably along the lines of ‘Oh no, what do I do now? Mosley is in shape and looking 10 years younger. How can come up with a plan to defeat Mosley’s conditioning? This is terrible. I was thinking Mosley would come in looking 100 years-old and it would be easy pickings for my boy Pacquiao. But what am I going to do now that Mosley looks like he’s 25? He’s three inches taller than Pacquiao and unlike some of other fodder that has been fed to my fighter, he looks like can actually still fight.’

Yeah, it is. It’s going to be bad now with Mosley doing a number of Pacquiao and taking his WBO title that he won with catchweight fight with Miguel Cotto back in 2009. Even Pacquiao looked like he was stressing. He’s usually kind of cocky looking at his weigh-ins but he looked sheepish and nervous when around Mosley. At one point, Mosley had to physically grab Pacquiao when he turned away while they were having a face off. It was like Mosley was reassuring Pacquiao after he could no longer hold Mosley’s stare. I think we may be seeing the winner of the fight now. Mosley won the psychological weigh-in event. Poor Roach. He needs to come up with a plan now.


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